CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN DTO
What's Up Downtown: Life in the Village
Join the Downtown Development Board on February 24, 2022 at 8:30am for their first What’s Up Downtown of 2022, celebrating Black History Month in downtown Orlando with a focus on Parramore. This panel discussion will be about the past, present, and future of Parramore, sharing how the village was shaped by education, entrepreneurship, faith-based leadership, as well as the historical perspective. Register online or in person.
Divertastic! Dining: Africa
Hosted by Serengeti Restaurant inside Bronze Kingdom on International Drive, this event is presented by FusionFest, downtown Orlando’s multicultural, multifaceted festival. On Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 PM, guests will enjoy a unique full-course menu and drink along with live entertainment, storytelling, and chef talk. Tickets can be purchased here.
Black Art Matters Exhibit
As part of Downtown Student Life's Black History month series, enjoy the display of art from local and student artists. This event will be a nice evening filled with music, art and networking. This event will be held on Monday, February 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Dr. Phillips Academic Commons Room 106 UCF Downtown. Register here.
Wells'Built Museum has memorabilia from Orlando's African-American community accompanied by displays of the civil rights movement, and artifacts. The museum is operating with limited hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Advocacy and Change Making: Start Where You Are / Use What You Have
On Thursday, February 24, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, A panel discussion will uncover ways the African American community leaders can become involved in advocacy and ways for them to make a difference. Topics will include how to get involved with your local government, voting, and making change. This event will be held virtually. Register here.
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S.A.F.E. Program: Application Overview Webinar
Last year, the City of Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) implemented several initiatives to further efforts against violent crime in downtown Orlando. Building on this continued commitment, City Council recently approved the Safety Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) Program, creating an incentive for businesses and properties to purchase and install security measures that are intended to help deter crime and provide a safer environment for business owners, employees, and visitors. You are invited to join the City of Orlando's Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, March 8 at 2 pm for a one-hour webinar that will cover the application and application criteria, eligible security products, and disbursements. To register, click here.
Kevin Hart Announces Reality Check Tour
Kevin Hart, Pollstar’s Comedy Touring Artist of the Decade brings fans a special Valentine's Day gift with the announcement of his first major tour in over four years. The Reality Check Tour, produced by Live Nation, begins July 2 in Las Vegas and brings the comedic icon to over 30 arenas across North America, including a return visit to Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, September 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans will also have access to a special Live Nation pre-sale beginning Wednesday, February 16 at 10 a.m. ET through Thursday, February 17 at 10 p.m. ET. All tickets are reserved. Buy tickets at Amway Center box office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Dragons and Fairies
Experience this moving story brought to life by The Memoir Agency and Creative City Project, as live actors in beautiful costumes lead you on a 3/4 mile journey. Along the way, you’ll encounter large-scale lighting installations, lots of surprises and animatronic dragons. It’s a journey unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This epic experience is located at Orlando's Harry P Leu Gardens, and is happening until March 06, 2022. Get your tickets here.